Anasoft litera

Péter Hunčík


2012 Finalist

(1951) Šahy

Before 1989, he published poems, essays and fairy tales. In December 1989, he founded the first Hungarian independent magazine NAP and became its editor in chief. He worked as an advisor of Václav Havel, the former president of the Czech Republic. He was also one of the founders of the Nova Television. Between 2002 and 2008 he lectured at the Carleton University in Ottawa and at the Wesley University in Budapest.

Currently, he is the director of the ethnological centre Forum that focuses on the research of minorities. For his book Határeset / Hraničný prípad / Borderline Case, published in 2008 in Hungarian language, he was awarded the Alfonz Talamon Prize, the Imre Madách Prize and the Posonium Prize in Slovakia and in Hugary he received the Sándor Bródy Prize for the best debut. 


Határeset / Hraničný prípad / Borderline Case




In his prose debut, Hunčík proved himself as a great narrator with a sense of humour and irony. He traces everyday stories of inhabitants of a small borderline town, both Hungarian and Slovak, that take place on the background of ever-changing regimes, states and their representatives.  


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